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Make These Easy Cupcake Toppers 3 Ways
Make These Easy Cupcake Toppers 3 Ways

As much as I like to eat cupcakes, I realized early in life that I’m not good at all at decorating them. I don’t know how to use a pastry bag, I can’t pipe anything, and until this year I had never made a buttercream before. That’s why I thought trying out three easy cupcake […]

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Make This Fig and Olive Tapenade
Make This Fig and Olive Tapenade

We’ve been a little in love with all things French lately at Lily & Val if you couldn’t tell – mostly because our new items in the spring collection are inspired by Val’s trip to Provence! And since macarons are a little out of my skill level, we decided to whip up a very Parisian-esque hors d’oeuvre: fig […]

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In the Kitchen: Lavender Chai Latte
In the Kitchen: Lavender Chai Latte

My absolute favorite coffee (ish) drink is a dirty chai latte. It has chai tea, steamed milk and a shot of espresso to help me pretend I’m drinking coffee. Well, after making this lavender chai latte, I think I’ve found a new favorite! It all boils down to an easy-to-make lavender simple syrup. Whip up […]

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How To Make Homemade Rose Simple Syrup
How To Make Homemade Rose Simple Syrup

I’ve had flowers on the brain lately. (Let’s face it, this is nothing new!) But particularly as we near spring, I want to be surrounded with flowers at all times. In this post, I’ll show you how to make homemade rose simple syrup! Once you have the right ingredients, it’s simple to make and hardly takes […]

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Keepsake Kitchen Diary: Lady Locks with Memaw
Keepsake Kitchen Diary: Lady Locks with Memaw

The Keepsake Kitchen Diary is a book that really gets to the heart of something I find special. I love it so much, I bought four copies to give as Christmas gifts! But if you ask me why I find the Kitchen Diary so special, I’d probably have a hard time pinning that down. My family […]

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Make Your Own No-Sew Apron
Make Your Own No-Sew Apron

I’ve found myself doing a lot of baking these days since I started blogging for Lily & Val, which means making a lot more mess in the kitchen than usual. So I figured it was about time that I crafted this DIY No-Sew Apron to avoid the flour-all-over-myself phenomenon. Our L&V Merchandising Director Emily is […]

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Mini Strawberry Heart Pies : In the Kitchen
Mini Strawberry Heart Pies : In the Kitchen

It’s always the mini, pint-sized, small bite treats that steal my heart the fastest!  They’re easy to gift, fun to make- and you never worry about sharing.  These mini strawberry heart pies are adorable and so delicious, I couldn’t just have one!  Valentine’s Day might be over, but we’re sharing hearts and lots of love […]

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The Ultimate Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
The Ultimate Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

The phrase”gluten free” makes me cringe. Why would one remove the very item that makes everything so darn good (besides butter)? Steadfast in my preconception, I arrive at my first day on the Lily & Val team. This team is very special for a slew of reasons, but most noteworthy is that many of them are gluten intolerant […]

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Fondue for Two – Make It a Date!
Fondue for Two – Make It a Date!

Although Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, I’m more of the staying-in type when it comes to this particular holiday. For starters, I don’t love waiting in a long line for a restaurant. Actually, that’s 90% of the reason I stay in on Valentine’s Day. That, and I find doing something special together at home is cost-effective […]

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How to Make Candied Rose Petals
How to Make Candied Rose Petals

Here at Lily & Val, we’re all about taking something simple (like a cupcake) and doing something small to elevate it. I present your new favorite way to top anything – candied rose petals. Cupcakes have a special place in my heart. Not because I’m good at making them – definitely not – but because […]

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